1783 in literature
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This article presents lists of the literary events and publications in 1783.
- April 14 – Gotthold Ephraim Lessing's drama Nathan der Weise receives its first professional performance, in Berlin.
- September – Friedrich Schiller, having left Stuttgart for Weimar to avoid persecution, becomes resident dramatist at Mannheim.
- William Cobbett arrives in London.
- August von Kotzebue is appointed to the high court of appeal in Reval.
- Rhijnvis Feith – Julia
- Thomas Holcroft – The Family Picture
- Sophia Lee – The Recess
- Anna Maria Mackenzie – Burton-Wood
- Clara Reeve – The Two Mentors
- Thomas Day (anonymously) – The History of Sandford and Merton (first of three story books)
- Ellenor Fenn (as Mrs. Teachwell) – Cobwebs to Catch Flies
- Dorothy Kilner (as M. P.) – The Life and Perambulation of a Mouse
- Mary Ann Kilner
- A Course of Lectures for Sunday Evenings. Containing religious advice to young persons
- (as S. S.) The Adventures of a Pincushion
- Vittorio Alfieri – Agamennone
- Frances Brooke – Roxina
- Hannah Cowley – Which is the Man?
- Richard Cumberland – The Mysterious Husband
- John O'Keeffe – The Poor Soldier
Main article: 1783 in poetry
- Lady Anne Barnard – Auld Robin Gray (ballad) (published anonymously)
- William Blake – Poetical Sketches
- Jane Cave Winscom – Poems
- Judith Cowper – The Progress of Poetry
- George Crabbe – The Village
- Joseph Ritson – A Select Collection of English Songs
- John Wolcot as "Peter Pindar" – More Lyric Odes, to the Royal Academicians
- See also 1783 in poetry
- James Beattie – Dissertations Moral and Critical
- William Beckford – Dreams, Waking Thughts and Incidents
- Hugh Blair – Lectures on Rhetoric and Belles Lettres
- Edmund Burke – Letter on the Penal Laws Against Irish Catholics
- Adam Ferguson – History of the Progress and Termination of the Roman Republic
- William Godwin – Life of Lord Chatham
- Immanuel Kant – Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics That Will Be Able to Present Itself as a Science
- Vicesimus Knox – Elegant Extracts
- Mémoires secrets (anonymous)
- Moses Mendelssohn – Jerusalem
- Ezra Stiles – The United States elevated to Glory and Honor
- Horace-Bénédict de Saussure – Essai sur l'hygrométrie
- January 23 – Stendhal (Marie-Henri Beyle), French novelist (died 1842)
- April 3 – Washington Irving, American short story writer, essayist and politician (died 1859)
- May 14 – Samuel Lee, English orientalist and linguist (died 1852)
- September 23 – Jane Taylor, English poet and novelist (died 1824)
- January 2 – Johann Jakob Bodmer, Swiss journalist and critic writing in German (born 1698)
- April 17 – Louise d'Epinay French writer and salon hostess (born 1726)
- September 6 – Anna Williams, Welsh-born poet (born 1706)
- October 10 – Henry Brooke, Irish novelist, playwright, and poet (born 1703)
- October 29 – Jean le Rond d'Alembert, French mathematician and philosopher (born 1717)
- November 3 – Charles Collé, French dramatist and songwriter (born 1709)
- November 23 – Ann Eliza Bleecker, American poet, novelist and letter writer (born 1752)
- [Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller Biography. Accessed 12 February 2013.]
- "The History of Sandford and Merton". Broadview Press. Retrieved 2013-02-12.
- Pallimed Arts and Humanities: Poetry and Pain. Accessed 12 February 2013
- "Washington Irving – American author". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 3 January 2017.